To care for your sterling silver jewelry and ensure that it lasts for years of enjoyment, follow these tips:

  1. Store your jewelry properly: When not in use, store your sterling silver jewelry in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. You can also use a jewelry box or pouch to keep your pieces separate and prevent them from scratching or tangling. Try Tiny seal bags to keep air out. 

  2. Clean your jewelry regularly: Regular cleaning is essential to keep your sterling silver jewelry looking beautiful and shiny. Use a mild dish soap and warm water to clean your jewelry, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can damage the metal.

  3. Handle your jewelry carefully: Always handle your sterling silver jewelry with care to prevent it from becoming scratched or damaged. Avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures, chemicals, or other harsh elements that can affect its appearance.

  4. Protect your jewelry from tarnishing: Sterling silver naturally oxidizes over time, which can cause it to tarnish and lose its shine. To prevent this, store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, and avoid exposing it to moisture, chemicals, or other substances that can cause tarnishing.

  5. Repair any damage promptly: If your sterling silver jewelry becomes damaged or broken, have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage. A professional jeweler can repair most damage to sterling silver jewelry, and restore it to its original beauty and shine.

  6. Bring it to David's Antiques for professional inspection & cleaning on your next visit to our shop on Royal Street. 

By following these tips, you can ensure that your sterling silver jewelry remains in excellent condition and provides years of enjoyment.


Step by step cleaning sterling silver jewelry at home, follow these steps:

  1. Gather your supplies: You will need a small bowl, warm water, a mild dish soap, a soft cloth or toothbrush, and a soft cloth for drying.

  2. Mix the cleaning solution: In the small bowl, mix together warm water and a few drops of mild dish soap. Stir the solution gently to create a sudsy mixture.

  3. Soak the jewelry: Place the sterling silver jewelry in the bowl and let it soak for a few minutes to loosen any dirt or grime.

  4. Scrub the jewelry: Using the soft cloth or toothbrush, gently scrub the jewelry to remove any dirt or grime. Be careful not to use too much pressure, as this can damage the jewelry.

  5. Rinse the jewelry: Rinse the jewelry thoroughly under warm running water to remove any remaining soap and dirt.

  6. Dry the jewelry: Gently pat the jewelry dry with a soft cloth, use hair dryer to dry it completely before storing it.

By following these steps, you can easily clean your sterling silver jewelry at home and keep it looking beautiful and shiny. Remember to handle the jewelry gently and avoid using harsh chemicals, as these can damage the metal and reduce its value.

December 09, 2022 — Ester Edry